Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes

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dc.contributor.author Morrison, C. A.
dc.contributor.author Aunins, A.
dc.contributor.author Benko, Z.
dc.contributor.author Brotons, L.
dc.contributor.author Chodkiewicz, T.
dc.contributor.author Chylarecki, P.
dc.contributor.author Escandell, Jose M.
dc.contributor.author Eskildsen, D. P.
dc.contributor.author Gamero, A.
dc.contributor.author Herrando, S.
dc.contributor.author Jiguet, F.
dc.contributor.author Kålås, J. A.
dc.contributor.author Kamp, J.
dc.contributor.author Klvanova, A.
dc.contributor.author Kmecl, P.
dc.contributor.author Lehikoinen, A.
dc.contributor.author Lindström, Å.
dc.contributor.author Moshøj, C.
dc.contributor.author Noble, D. G.
dc.contributor.author Qien, I. J.
dc.contributor.author Paquet, J-Y
dc.contributor.author Reif, J.
dc.contributor.author Sattler, T.
dc.contributor.author Seaman, B. S.
dc.contributor.author Teufelbauer, N.
dc.contributor.author Trautmann, S.
dc.contributor.author van Turnhout, C. A. M.
dc.contributor.author Vorisek, P.
dc.contributor.author Butler, S. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-18T08:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-18T08:22:08Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-02
dc.identifier.citation Morrison , C A , Aunins , A , Benko , Z , Brotons , L , Chodkiewicz , T , Chylarecki , P , Escandell , J M , Eskildsen , D P , Gamero , A , Herrando , S , Jiguet , F , Kålås , J A , Kamp , J , Klvanova , A , Kmecl , P , Lehikoinen , A , Lindström , Å , Moshøj , C , Noble , D G , Qien , I J , Paquet , J-Y , Reif , J , Sattler , T , Seaman , B S , Teufelbauer , N , Trautmann , S , van Turnhout , C A M , Vorisek , P & Butler , S J 2021 , ' Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes ' , Nature Communications , vol. 12 , no. 1 , 6217 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26488-1
dc.identifier.other PURE: 170419203
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: bd3c2c53-e438-4e53-9504-cb16dab3de63
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000714189200025
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1989-277X/work/103424048
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336491
dc.description.abstract Birdsong has long connected humans to nature. Historical reconstructions using bird monitoring and song recordings collected by citizen scientists reveal that the soundscape of birdsong in North America and Europe is both quieter and less varied, mirroring declines in bird diversity and abundance. Natural sounds, and bird song in particular, play a key role in building and maintaining our connection with nature, but widespread declines in bird populations mean that the acoustic properties of natural soundscapes may be changing. Using data-driven reconstructions of soundscapes in lieu of historical recordings, here we quantify changes in soundscape characteristics at more than 200,000 sites across North America and Europe. We integrate citizen science bird monitoring data with recordings of individual species to reveal a pervasive loss of acoustic diversity and intensity of soundscapes across both continents over the past 25 years, driven by changes in species richness and abundance. These results suggest that one of the fundamental pathways through which humans engage with nature is in chronic decline, with potentially widespread implications for human health and well-being. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Nature Communications
dc.rights cc_by
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject HALF-CENTURY
dc.subject BENEFITS
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY
dc.subject DIVERSITY
dc.subject SOUND
dc.subject CONSEQUENCES
dc.subject EXTINCTION
dc.subject EXPERIENCE
dc.subject ECOLOGY
dc.subject INDEXES
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters
dc.contributor.organization Zoology
dc.contributor.organization Finnish Museum of Natural History
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26488-1
dc.relation.issn 2041-1723
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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